Delta and Virgin Atlantic have strengthened their US-UK network with new flights and greater frequency, beginning next spring.
Delta will commence a new non-stop route between London Heathrow and Portland, Oregon, flying fly four-times weekly from May 26, 2017.
The airline will also begin a second Heathrow to Detroit service on March 26, 2017, replacing Virgin Atlantic’s current daily flight.
A third Heathrow to Atlanta service will take over the second daily service currently operated by Virgin Atlantic from May 25, 2017.
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From March 26, 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly between Heathrow and Seattle using a B787-9 Dreamliner, increasing current capacity by 50 seats (see our forum discussion here). A daily non-stop service between Manchester and New York-JFK will also begin May 25. Both services will replace respective daily flights operated by Delta, who will resume service winter 2017.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta’s joint summer 2017 schedule includes 42 peak daily nonstop flights between the US and UK. The airlines will operate 28 services to destinations between Heathrow and the US, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington and 14 flights between Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, London Gatwick and Edinburgh to US cities.